UPDATES & NEWS
Curtis Granderson finished 0-for-5 on Saturday night, prolonging a slump that began after he homered on April 5. Granderson is batting .105 (4-for-38) with 13 strikeouts since then.
The Grandy-Man has had plenty of batting average issues over the last five years so that's to be expected. But just one RBI and three runs scored over his last 11 games to go along with those batting average woes is brutal. Owners in leagues with daily roster leagues can freely bench him, but if your league does weekly moves, then you're running a risk of missing the breakout. He's facing nothing but right-handed starters this week which makes it tempting to leave him in, but he is facing some tough ones from the Cardinals to open the week. If it were my team this week, I'd run the risk of missing the breakout and sit him. If he turns it around, you've only missed the one week.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Lions will not use the franchise tag on DT Ndamukong Suh.
There has been a lot of back-and-forth internally as to whether the Lions want to bring Suh back and obviously cost is a major issue as he will command quite the hefty salary on the open market. But they won't use the franchise tag here as they know the bitterness it will cause between player and team. Look for the Lions to make the defensive lineman a competitive offer but they won't break the bank to keep him. Analysis: Howard Bender
Le'Veon Bell could face up to a suspension of four games.
According to the new substance-abuse policy, the DUI arrest requires a mandatory two-game suspension. The fact that there was also marijuana involved opens the door for, according to the policy, a suspension of "up to four games." Considering the way the NFL continues to handle things and the fact that Bell is now, after a dynamic rookie season, a new face of the NFL, look for it to just stay at two games. Analysis: Howard Bender